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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Dragon on July 20, 2017, 18:14:54 »
Hey Mark, it looks like you've exceeded your hosting limit for photobucket, but you can upload images to your post here. They might need to be reduced in size for the forum restrictions, but it is an option.
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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Mark on July 18, 2017, 13:29:28 »
I picked up another Eliminator. This one was really dirty and full of really fine beach sand when I got it. Also missing are the roll bar lights and it has a broken tab on the battery door on the truck. When I first got I could just barely turn the rear wheels. I removed the gearbox from the truck, removed the motor, and split the gear box as much as i could. This allowed me to blow out all the beach sand and with a few rounds of de-greaser and compressed air I was able to turn the rear axle and actually move the gear selector. The box for this one is in nice shape, and after a lot of cleaning on the truck it displays pretty good.











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Blogs / Re: Visual Music Composition
« Last post by Dragon on July 13, 2017, 17:53:07 »
FYI, the Doodle is now in the archive, but these compositions are still accessible, just not directly through those links that I gave before. If you click on one of the links above. you'll need to click on the yellow Play button in the Google graphic that is found above the article... or just use the links in today's post to jump right to them. 

https://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2017/fischinger/fischinger17.8.html?hl=en&doodle=32501999-0A0A0I0CEA0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A100a0

https://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2017/fischinger/fischinger17.8.html?hl=en&doodle=32501999-0A0A0I0CEA0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0ACg0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0ABACA0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0ABA0g0C0A0C0A0C0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A0A100a0
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General RC / Re: Big Rig RC Video - scale/realistic terrain
« Last post by Mark on July 05, 2017, 17:24:26 »
Not yet, they are on my list thou.
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General RC / Re: Big Rig RC Video - scale/realistic terrain
« Last post by Dragon on June 28, 2017, 19:39:30 »
Nice. Do you have little ratchet-straps for them too? Either way, your truck looks great!
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General RC / Re: Big Rig RC Video - scale/realistic terrain
« Last post by Mark on June 28, 2017, 18:45:51 »
Thanks. Here's a couple pics of the Tycos on the trailer for size reference.




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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Mark on June 28, 2017, 18:36:53 »
I've had a couple Bandits in the past. I know the Eliminator actually has articulation in the rear suspension as it allows the rear pivot point to not only pivot, but also move up and down where the screw pin mounts it to the main chassis where as the Bandit only allows it to pivot on the pin same as the Turbo Hoppers...not sure if Im explaining that well enough. And from what I remember on the Bandits, the Eliminator has just a little bit longer shocks on the rear, but I think the front suspension is pretty close, if not the same.

I was really surprised by how active the rear suspension is on the Eliminator with the longer travel and it also seems to have softer springs.
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General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Dragon on June 27, 2017, 23:25:47 »
Very cool. Thanks for joining us on the forum again.

By the way, I really like the looks of that Eliminator. I've been looking at those for a while since they always reminded me of the Tyco Bandit. Have you ever had a Tyco Bandit to compare how the two of them handle?

One other thing that I just thought of, since I see one in your collection... I believe that I have the original artwork of the Aero Turbo Hopper, although sadly it's packed away. It's not up on my wall since I don't have much display room near my desk in my den.
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General RC / Re: Big Rig RC Video - scale/realistic terrain
« Last post by Dragon on June 27, 2017, 23:19:39 »
Mark, that looks AWESOME! Thanks for sharing the photos!
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General RC / Re: Big Rig RC Video - scale/realistic terrain
« Last post by Mark on June 26, 2017, 20:26:33 »
Those videos led me to build my own custom 6x6 Tamiya Globe Liner and extended Tamiya flatbed trailer. I'd like to get a lowboy trailer and excavator but they are big money.

My 6x6 Globe Liner














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